Sonali akki's chocolate buttermilk cake


180g butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 ½ cups caster sugar( 330g)

4 eggs separated

¾ cup self raising flour (110g)

¾ cup buttermilk (180ml)

1/3 cup cocoa powder(35g) or add 35g to te quantity of flour if making place butter cake


Heat oven to moderate(160 degrees) Beat butter, vanilla and sugar until creamy, add egg yolks one at a time

Stir in sifted dry ingredients and buttermilk

Beat egg whites until soft peaks and fold into cake mixture

Bake for 45 mins to 1 hr. approx, and cool in pan